Tertiary

The freshness of thinking and vibrancy of tertiary entries is always an exciting and welcome component of the competition.

Tertiary category

Wearable Art Mandurah has a rewarding history in engaging with and encouraging tertiary students of arts, design, fashion, and many other fields of study, to participate in our competition. For many, this competition has supplemented or become an integral part of their curriculum.

The freshness of thinking and vibrancy of tertiary entries is always an exciting and welcome component of the competition.

Open to artists who are students registered at universities, TAFE institutions or government-approved registered training organisations by 23 June 2021.

Tertiary Pairing Project

Wearable Art Mandurah has a rewarding history in engaging with and encouraging tertiary students of arts, design, fashion, and many other fields of study.

This year the bar is being raised even higher with the Tertiary Pairing Project.

This project provides students with an opportunity to collaborate with a student from a different institution, state or country, to explore the concept of migration, which is the theme for this year.

Students will be nominated by their college or university and paired by Wearable Art Mandurah.

They will work together to create a complementary pair of garments that will be brought to life on stage at the Wearable Art Mandurah Showcase in November 2021.

This is an opportunity for students studying subjects of all disciplines, from fashion and art, to architecture and engineering, to create revolutionary works of art on the body.

About Wearable Art Mandurah

Wearable Art Mandurah is the largest wearable art competition in Australia and an internationally recognised event that attracts a large, passionate audience. Entries come from Mandurah, Western Australia, interstate and across the globe.

Migration as a theme

Here are a few ideas that might inspire:

  • Mandurah’s wetland birds that travel the East-Asian Australasian Flyway
  • Population diversity and human migration
  • The migration of goods through trade and industry

Important Dates

Online entries to be submitted via our online entry form on wearableartmandurah.com.au.

An ‘entry' means registering online and paying your $30 registration fee.

Entries close 9 April 2021.


In addition to the above, we ask that students taking part in the Tertiary Pairing Project, email the following to wearableart@mandurah.wa.gov.au:

  • Motivation to create +-150 words
  • Sources of inspiration
  • Artistic aspirations
  • Ideas around migration
  • Two clear photographs of their best work

Pre-selection

Complete online pre-selection form, and submit together with a joint artist statement and four good quality photographs of each completed garment, as per the photographic brief.

Pre-selection submissions are due by 23 June 2021.

Prize

AU$1,000 per student